In today: new releases from Anxiety, Fried Egg, Long Knife, and Mutual Jerk
There's a LOT of new stuff in today, so you may want to peruse the new arrivals thoroughly (especially if you're on the lookout for some of the bigger indie releases that come out today), but there are a few big highlights for us. First up is the new 7" from the UK's Anxiety, who blew our faces off with their debut 12" last year. This new 7" is a little more straightforward, but still the Anxiety we know and love:
Next up are two new releases on the great Beach Impediment label. First up, we have a new 7" from Portland's Long Knife, and despite the relatively long gap since their last release they haven't changed much at all, still pounding out perfectly-crafted hardcore punk that bears more than a striking resemblance to mid-period Poison Idea:
Next we have the new EP from one of our faves around here, Richmond / Charlottesville, Virginia's Fried Egg. They've always teetered on the edge of being a straightforward USHC band and something weirder, and on this new EP they really go for the throat, amping the viciousness up to 11:
Finally, there's the debut 7" from Atlanta's Mutual Jerk. I first heard about Mutual Jerk as the band where one of my favorite drummers--Bobby from Brain F≠ and Double Negative--plays guitar. Mutual Jerk sound nothing like those bands, but if you are attracted to the quirkier releases on labels like Lumpy or Negative Jazz I'd strongly recommend giving their debut EP a try:
Like I said, that's just the tip of the iceberg, so dig in and find yourself something cool to listen to!